USE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS TO FUND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

In Minnesota public-private partnerships have been used to fund transportation improvements for highways, transit, and rail. The current upturn in the Minnesota economy and the state emphasis on attracting new and expanding development have generated increased growth. This growth has in turn placed more demands on existing highways and has increased the demand for new transportation facilities. Local jurisdictions are using private funds for the highway improvements needed to support economic expansion in their communities. Among the most successful techniques for soliciting public-private partnerships are negotiated agreements, often called joint power agreements, between the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and city and county governments. Another partnership technique is administered through Mn/DOT's Special Agreements program. Mn/DOT encourages local communities to improve their public works system by submittal of projects adjacent to needed trunk highway improvements. Local jurisdictions are responsible for contracts and construction, with help from Mn/DOT.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 11-17
  • Monograph Title: Finance, planning, programming, economic analysis, and land development 1991
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051150
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM